Shropshire

27 Jun 2017
A restaurateur who moved away to study has returned to his hometown to take on an iconic building. Harry Wyatt, 27, opened House of Grain - formerly The Cornhouse - on Wyle Cop, Shrewsbury, this week (June 15) after spending around four months renovating the building. Harry, from Underdale, quit his job on a management graduate programme in Manchester and moved back in with his mum in Shrewsbury...
24 Jun 2017
A Shropshire man confined to a wheelchair has successfully completed five marathons in five days - raising more than £3,000 for a local charity in the process. Craig Nicholson, 40, from Craven Arms, completed the 137 miles between Eastbourne and Poole with two friends, also in wheelchairs, and one on a bike in aid of CasCa - Community Arts Sports Craven Arms - an arm of the charity The Furniture...
23 Jun 2017
  Vineyard preview for county wine lovers … There will be a welcome on the hillsides at a major Shropshire attraction in a couple of weeks time when a new vineyard and retreat opens it gates for guests to get a sneak preview of the unique and productive project as it unfolds. Hencote Estate, just off the Ellesmere Road, outside Shrewsbury, is a 60-acre site currently being developed as a vineyard...
21 Jun 2017
A Shropshire care company is hosting a bake sale in August to raise funds for a blood cancer charity. Sentinel Care Services is planning the event at Southwater, Telford Town Centre, on August 19 between 9am and 5pm and staff from the firm will be baking on the run-up to the day in the hope of raising as much money as possible for Bloodwise. Other attractions are being planned for the day and...
19 Jun 2017
A fire safety expert in Shropshire has criticised the Police and Crime Commissioner’s plans to take control of the fire service in the region. West Mercia’s PCC John Campion has launched a consultation on the proposal, which he says would improve the “effectiveness and efficiency” of the two bodies, saving £4 million a year. But Martin Timmis, who now runs Mr Fire Safety based in Shrewsbury and...
13 Jun 2017
A Shropshire company has launched a massive clean-up campaign for businesses aimed at ensuring they get the right type of cleaning products for their premises. Telford-based MR Cleaning Supplies has started a four-week blitz across the town which will see staff visit as many businesses and other organisations as possible - these will include schools and GP surgeries. To tie in with the campaign...
12 Jun 2017
A law firm in Shropshire is celebrating after winning a prestigious national training and recruitment award. Colin Spanner and Kay Kelly Lanyon Bowdler picked up the Best Trainer award in the Small Firm category at a ceremony held in London involving more than 60 of the country’s top law firms. The LawCareers.Net Training & Recruitment Awards are designed to identify those firms who give...
12 Jun 2017
People still have time to get their tickets for a charity ball and awards ceremony in Shrewsbury - but they will have to be quick. The Climbing Out Charity Ball and Awards is being held at Shrewsbury Town Football Club on June 24, with all proceeds helping the charity to continue its work to change the lives of young people. The event will be an emotional and inspiring evening, with youngsters...
The Windmill Inn at Rowton
09 Jun 2017
The Windmill Inn at Rowton is hosting its first 'Garden Party' June 17th and 18th The Windmill at Rowton is starting their summer season with a party in the garden. On Saturday and Sunday, 17th and 18th June, there will be something for everyone to enjoy, just ten minutes drive from Shrewsbury. The family-run, traditional pub - has extensive gardens and parking just on the side of the A5.  They'...
08 Jun 2017
A Shropshire charity has issued an appeal for help after vandals smashed their shop windows, causing damage estimated at £2,000. Renaissance, in Tower Street, Ludlow, is part of The Furniture Scheme charity and was targeted along with other businesses in the area during the vandalism spree. The damage to Renaissance means the whole shop frontage will have to be replaced. Renaissance retail...
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